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JOHN TRUMBULL

 

AMERICAN ART-UNION 1849. Bronze 65mm by Charles Cushing Wright (1796-1854) modeled from a portrait by Robert Ball Hughes (1806-1868).

 

 

 

This was the 3rd & last medal in the First American Medal Series to be struck in America by the U.S. Mint. The medals were designed by Peter Paul Duggan (c1800-1861).

 

Being issued as part of a lottery the anti-lottery laws put an end to this series of medals.

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Ok. Maybe you explained this in another thread, I apologize for being too lazy to look, but who is John Trumbull and how did he deserve several medals of himself?

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John Trumbull in Wikipedia

 

John Trumbull (June 6, 1756 – November 10, 1843) was an American artist during the period of the American Revolutionary War famous for his historical paintings including his Declaration of Independence, which appears on the reverse of the $2 dollar bill.

 

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Here is a great write-up: AMERICAN ART-UNION MEDAL SERIES

 

 

 

"The medals were designed by Peter Paul Duggan (c1800-1861), and engraved by Charles Cushing Wright (1796-1854). For the obverse of the first medal, Washington Allston, Duggan created a bas-relief portrait Wright used as a model. For Gilbert Stuart, he had an artist friend, Salathiel Ellis (1803c-1879), create the relief portrait. For John Trumbull, Wright modeled from a portrait by Robert Ball Hughes (1806-1868)."

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